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Private Sector Housing Manager
  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: SD/21/165294
  • Published: Thu 16/09/2021, 17:35 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 08/10/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,745 to £44,863 dependent on experience and qualifications
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

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Private Sector Housing Manager

We are looking for a candidates with private sector housing management experience to join our Housing Needs and Standards team as Private Sector Housing Manager (Senior Specialist Advisor (Private Housing)).

In Housing Needs and Standards, we provide a range of housing services and are committed to meaningful joint working to improve the condition of housing across tenure.  

It is an exciting time to join us as the team is currently reshaping the way it delivers its services and, in this role, you will have the opportunity shape and lead on the way we deliver our Private Sector Housing based work, including the licencing of HMOs, our Disabled Facilities Grants and our responsibilities relating to HHSRS.

You will be responsible for the line management of a team of specialist advisors and caseworkers and supporting a number of occupational therapists who work across tenure. You will work with your staff to ensure the delivery of high-quality housing services.

In addition, you will support the wider ongoing development of joint-working partnerships with other key agencies, with many opportunities for training and personal development. You will use your skills, knowledge and experience to drive performance by identifying, developing and implementing service improvements across the team’s functions.

As well as possessing excellent time management and communication skills, you will be resilient, and committed to delivering excellent customer service.

Extensive knowledge of the Housing Act and housing grants is essential, as is experience in management and driving performance within a team.

Working with Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils also provide a range of benefits, including:

  • Hybrid working with the option of working from home and in the office
  • Transport discounts, including a 15% discount on some Southern Rail Journeys and a 10% discount at Halfords on bikes, cycling accessories, servicing and parts
  • Minimum annual leave entitlement of 25 days increasing to 29 days after completing five years’ service
  • A flexible working environment, allowing you to work remotely and flexibly – helping you achieve a better work/life balance